Gary Legum

The Trump Administration After 100 Days: A Second-Rate Salesman Surrounded by Con Men and Losers

Saturday will mark the 100th year – sorry, the 100th day – of Donald Trump’s presidency. And what a white-knuckle ride it has been for the world.

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Trail of Broken Promises: Donald Trump's Lengthening List of Empty Lies and Idle Boasts

The pattern Donald Trump follows in making promises has been clear since he first rode that gilded escalator in Trump Tower to his presidential campaign announcement nearly two years ago. It goes something like this:

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Almost Every Single Word of Trump's Speech to Congress Was a Lie

Because so much of political punditry revolves around optics, let us dispense with those first.

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Why Democrats Have No Choice But to Block Trump's Supreme Court Nominee

Let’s get ready to ruuuuuuummmmmmble, judicial confirmation-style.

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Donald Trump Simply Doesn't Get It: His Vast Egotism Is Doing Serious Damage to America

Having been fully briefed on the intelligence community’s assessment that Russia ran an operation to meddle in America’s presidential election and elevate Donald Trump to the White House, the president-elect and his team spent the weekend doing what Republicans do: blaming Democrats for the whole mess.

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A Spirit of Petty Vengeance: Trump's Desire to Purge All Obama Appointees Could Do Major Damage

One might think an incoming president would find some middle ground between completely purging the executive branch of the pernicious influence of his predecessor and not crippling the ability of many agencies to function.

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Does Donald Trump Even Know What the Donald Trump Administration Is Up To?

Does Donald Trump even know what the Donald Trump administration is up to? If this exchange he had on Wednesday with a reporter outside his Mar-a-Lago estate is any indication, the answer is a resounding “No.”

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Trump Is Making America Great Again by Embracing Corporate Titans With Some of the Worst Outsourcing Practices

Earlier this month, Donald Trump established something called the President’s Strategic and Policy Forum. This was billed as a group of business and industry leaders who would be “providing their individual views to the President—informed by their unique vantage points in the private sector—on how government policy impacts economic growth, job creation, and productivity.” The advice from this diverse group of millionaire CEOs would help the new president “implement his plan to bring back jobs and Make America Great Again.”

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Capitulation Nation: Steve Bannon's Media Rehabilitation Shows the Press Is Surrendering Without a Fight

One of the challenges for the media in covering Donald Trump’s presidency — much like the challenge of covering his campaign — will lie in avoiding the normalization of his more outré policies and personnel appointments. This is no small task when almost everything the man says and does is calibrated for outrageousness and the destruction of long-held norms in politics.

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Peak 'Crony Capitalism': Donald Trump Indulging in Corrupt Favoritism Isn’t Surprising - But So Much of It So Soon?!

Of the many, many Republican hypocrisies revealed by the party’s support for and election of Donald Trump to the presidency, we can add the charge thrown with abandon at President Obama throughout his time in office that his administration engaged in the dreaded "crony capitalism."

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